As the landscape for surgery and hospital administration continues to evolve, surgical technologists and assistants are becoming increasingly integral in the operating room (OR). They allow the surgeon to perform to the best of their ability and for the surgery to run smoothly. Without them, surgeons would struggle with every aspect of the case, from the initial incision to the last stitch.
A huge thank you goes out to our site visitors who completed visits in 2018. We are most grateful for your service to the ARC/STSA and commitment to surgical technology and surgical assisting education. Your generous gift of time and talent helps move the profession forward.
The year was 1969. The Beatles had given their last public performance, Neil Armstrong had made one giant leap for mankind, and (back on earth) the surgical technology program at Tarrant County College (TCC), newly established, was making small steps of its own.
This month’s Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop in Tempe, Arizona, was a huge success, thanks to the educators who took time to attend and the ARC/STSA board members and staff who lent their expertise for a day of thought leadership and hands-on education.
ARC/STSA would like to congratulate the following surgical technology programs for receiving initial accreditation. Please join us in acknowledging the dedication and hard work it took for these programs to reach an important milestone.